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Philippians 2 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:1 - So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:2 - complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:3 - Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:4 - Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:5 - Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:6 - who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:7 - but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:8 - And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:9 - Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:10 - that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:11 - and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:12 - Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:13 - for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:14 - Do all things without grumbling or questioning,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:15 - that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:16 - holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:17 - Even if I am to be poured as a libation upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:18 - Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

Timothy and Epaphroditus

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:19 - I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheered by news of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:20 - I have no one like him, who will be genuinely anxious for your welfare.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:21 - They all look after their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:22 - But Timothy's worth you know, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:23 - I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:24 - and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself shall come also.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:25 - I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphrodi'tus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:26 - for he has been longing for you all, and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:27 - Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:28 - I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:29 - So receive him in the Lord with all joy; and honor such men,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:30 - for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete your service to me.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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